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Forum Topic "Down to 2 build options, (i think) advice!"

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

I would just switch back to the Auros motherboard - it has more fan headers which you'll find you need, and it's just a slightly nicer motherboard.

Otherwise, that'll work fine

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It's just an amazon cheap cable kit, I linked it elsewhere in the comments. I didn't need any splitters.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

No, I just left it alone and it runs fine.

zachirl's Build Guide: Can you help me please?

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Looks good but a couple of pointers:

  • you've chosen a freesync montior so I makes sense to move to a radeon rx 580 8gb to take advantage of that functionality. It's every bit as powerful as a 1060 6gb but uses adaptive sync with your monitor to reduce tears and stutters. It's also cheaper.

  • that ssd is poor quality. Specced you a better one with savings from the Gpu switch to the radeon.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Gaming 8G Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG - 24MP59G-P 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $109.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech - G213 PRODIGY Wired Gaming Keyboard $44.94 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $28.31 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1048.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-30 09:08 EST-0500

zachirl's Build Guide: Can you help me please?

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I just added them because the RGB strip indicated that you like RGB. These fans give you some internal lighting and are actually functional. They would replace the supplied case fans, which would be fine but aren't pretty. I'd suggest you put 2 of the 3 fans at the front blowing into the case, and then one at the back at the top as your exhaust fans.

Better to spend $30 on some fans that also look nice, than 16 feet of RGB strip that will.... clog up the inside of your case!

zachirl's Build Guide: Can you help me please?

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Homework and gaming, this is literally everything you need. You'd chosen a bunch of really expensive overkill parts in some area. You don't need a sound card or ethernet card, the motherboard does it. You could cut another $80 out of the monitor on this and not notice it. You do NOT need 16 feet of RGB strip in a PC! lol.

Anyway, this is a much more rounded build. Still powerful.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $172.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $127.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Gaming 8G Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $70.46 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.60 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $124.89 @ My Choice Software
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing 12 RGB Triple Pack 40.6 CFM 120mm Fans $29.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer - BlackWidow Chroma V2 Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $54.15 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1245.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-29 22:51 EST-0500

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest AMD Gaming Build

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Very. this is a huge amount of PC for $800.

caeadas's Completed Build: Microcompy, Destroyer of Budgets

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice build, it's clear you had to put a lot of thought into fans and radiators!

TheKingOfHardcore's Completed Build: Good Moderate Gaming/School Work Computer

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's completely incorrect. The double data rate refers to the memory being addressable on both the rise and fall of the clock cycle.

That's a completely separate thing from Dual channel and Single channel mode, which is more like having your ram sticks in parallel, in a RAID 0 like array, to increase bandwidth.

DDR ram gives a huge performance increase. Literally double. Single channel vs dual channel is more like nothing, or not much. 3%-5% in real world use.

Here's a lengthy (cached, sorry) Gamers nexus link to Dual channel memory testing showing 0-5% benefit in real world.

http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=single+channel+vs+dual+channel+memory+performance&d=4911404274812082&mkt=en-GB&setlang=en-GB&w=Pqd0QLremu25crSpmmfcA6OTs-v1LNkV

TOmas hardware have an ancient but still relevant round up of RAM specs in this review here: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/PARALLEL-PROCESSING,1705-15.html Which explains the differences between dual channel and DDR ram well.

So the poster you erroneously replied to is correct - A single stick of 3000mhz ram (with AXMP enabled) is way better, some 20% better, than 2 sticks of 2400mhz ram.

Sahaj's Completed Build: BROFESSIONAL: A backpack-ready, mITX, SFF, <8L LAN gaming build.

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

You can fit 2 2.5" drives beneath the GPU apparently. Not sure what that does for airflow/temps.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I have a Ultrawide monitor that takes a 1080ti to run it well, and I built that system first. This is kind of a 'hackspace' mucking around PC, and it'll end up running minecraft and stuff in it's spare time so my son can play too.

Just seemed like too good an opportunity to build something great in an ATX case. The gaming PC is a SFF Dan A4, so it's not like I have 2 towers next to each other, the dan A4 sits more like a NAS!

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Nah, That's as it came. I'm really not looking to squeeze the last ounce out of this one, I have a 1080ti build for gaming.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I'm just flattered you called my computer a high end build!

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, I have their hyper x fury 3200mhz in my other build and the spiky but discreet head spreader is great, IMO.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

That's a 5050 RGB Header splitter. It connects to the motherboards RGB (4 pin) header, and splits it out to control the Wrath stealth cooler lights (except the outer ring??) and 2 LED Strips colour. It came with my £10 3 pack of LED light strips.

PCPartPicker Blog Post "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Benchmarks"

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 0 points 3 months ago

Isn't even slated for release on PC! It'll be a console exclusive like RDR1, or else a late lazy port like GTA V.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

It's important to be proud of what you have. I've spent 20 years gaming on really sub standard PC's - from teenage years when dad wouldn't buy a 3D card in the 90's, to my Student PC when funds limited me to 'borrowing' the 32Mb 3DFX VooDoo that my girlfriends PC had (but didn't need). Then younger years relying on laptops to do my best.

Finally I have enough put aside to justify a couple of Computers to really do what I want. These PC's will last years, be subject to upgrade in time, and no doubt one day feel old but for now I'm lucky to have the current 'state of the art'.

Your 1050 will no doubt serve you well, but look out for a used GTX 970. I have one of those, and it's a beast at 1080p and should save you some money too! Compares favourably to a 1060 3Gb.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, that's actually an artefact of the GPU having been damaged in shipping. It wasn't well packaged and it obviously got dropped, bending the I/O plate. I tried to straighten it as best I could. I may well get a bracket as you suggest, I saw a cheap one on amazon that will do the job.

Just the perils of buying second hand. Card functions perfectly though so that's good.

JacksonDavitt's Completed Build: NZXT H500i | Clean Build Under 1000

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Really Nice colour scheme. That case looks great. Re the other issues:

I'd always spec a MoBo with a Wifi network adaptor inbuilt when you know you're going to need it - really tidies the build up. It does add a bit of cost (often less than a stand alone card, but AMD boards are less easy to find with wifi than coffee-lake Intel boards as it's baked into the chipset on those), but of course it simplifies the build and removes the need for an add on card.

If you just got a cheap set of white cable extensions it would hugely tidy up your cables on the visible side! They're under £30 a full set from Amazon.

And finally, a pair of 120mm fans on the front would really fill out the case and help force some air through the case.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

'uphere!' brand on amazon. They're actually jot great, the cables are plastic coated not paracord and very stiff, and the plugs aren't 100% best quality. Serve their purpose though and we're too expensive.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I like simple things. It stops them outwitting me.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Poor Palit, when will he ever get to rest.....

It was actually great: The guy was selling 8 of these, he'd benchmarked them all so I got to pick the one with the best score. It's in the top 10th percentile of 1070Ti's out there (if you choose to bleive userbenchmarks methodology) http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10888213

It seems to be in fine form. I think of it like retiring a dog from the puppy farm.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I am lucky enough to have a 1080ti and an i5-8600K in a dan A4 as my gaming/windows PC.

Photos here. I'm not happy with them and the spec may get altered a bit, so I haven't submitted it as complete yet.

https://imgur.com/a/mdzO4vN

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Oh woah, I got featured? No way!!

Yeah, the Super Jetstreams came with a 2.5 slot cooler, it's massive, but not that 'dense'. The card weighs less than my 1080ti. TBH the whole card feels kind of tinny and 'cheap' but at the price I'm not complaining. Great performance too. It also never gets hot, ever, even at low fan speeds.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

It's really, really hard to get those plastic sleeved cables perfect. What you see here is 'good enough for internet photos'. They just kind of go where they want.

saracatlee's Completed Build: Project CRIMSON

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I agree. The Ryzen really needs dual channel ram. It's using it as VRAM too. Performance needs all the help it can get in a budget build, and dual channel is a few $ more.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I messed up the edit a bit on that photo. It's dark but not that dark. Definite tint though.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Not with the time I have available it can't. It's a workhorse not a show pony.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Here you go: http://amzn.eu/d/14fSRQu

They are quite stiff as they use plastic sleeving, not paracord. Best I could find, and 30cm ones fit this case well. They come with 24 pin ATX, 4/8Pin MoBo Power, and 2 sets of 6+8pin PCIE for 2x GPUs. And some cable combs.

KNOCHOS's Completed Build: First mITX - Define Nano S

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Nice build.

Just beware the GPU upgrade path! The GTX 970 is brilliant for 1080p gaming - but it means that if you do go to a GTX 1080(ti) but keep a 1080p monitor, you may well not see much tangible benefit for your spend. And then you go out and buy a £400 Monitor to compliment it, and you've spent another grand.... (ask me how I know)....

Tyloo_wNv's Completed Build: A4-SFX + 2700x + 1080Ti FTW3

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I have used a Evga 1080ti SC2 with an intel i5-8400 and it didn't bottleneck!! No way will a Ryzen 2700X bottleneck that GPU unles syou're running very low resolution at insane frame rates.

No mid-tier current gen CPU (Ryzen 2600>, Intel i5-8400>) will bottleneck a GTX 1080Ti in normal gaming use. A few VERY CPU heavy titles excepted.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: £1000 Ryzen 'MiniRipper'

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, that's actually an artifact of the Gpu having been damaged in shipping. It wasn't well packaged and it obviously got dropped, bending the I/O plate. I tried to straighten it as best I could. I may well get a bracket as you suggest, I saw a cheap one on amazon that will do the job.

Just the perils of buying second hand.

Forum Topic "What are the capabilities of my PC?"

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

You'll be rock solid at 60fps @ 1080p.

no reason to go with a ryzen 1600 now though. Get the 2600 instead, it's all around better and just a few bucks more. Get a B450 Tomahawk too.

Forum Topic "Mini-ITX advices"

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I honestly don't see the point of the H200 (much less the H200i) if you want a 'small' build. It's 90% of the size of a good MATX case. The GPU is hard against the PSU shroud and if you use a full ATX PSU it starves it of fresh air.

If you're going mITX, take advantage of the small form factor and get a Inwin A1 or similar truly compact case. If you want airflow, overclocking, expandability, go for a great mATX case like the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini - mATX.

If you're dead set on the H200, save money by getting the H200 (non I) and spend the difference on a SFX (smaller) PSU to allow airflow through the psu shroud vents onto the GPU. See the gamers nexus youtube review of this case to see why.

Component choice seems fine. 1080ti's won't drop in price much more, and the 2080 is a bust for now. No reason to get it until RTX enabled games come on stream, over a year from now.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Magnificent Intel Gaming Guide

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

PC Part picker is constantly mis-reporting amazon UK prices for GPU's and RAM. It shows Amazon Global Store prices excluding VAT and Duties.

I've emailed them about this, it just needs a filter so you can exclude global store offerings.

T1murik's Completed Build: Terminator V2

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

almost all mITX motherboards have Wifi and nowadays Bluetooth built in. Indeed it's part of the intel Z370 chipset specification, it's baked in. Same with B360/H370.

T1murik's Completed Build: Terminator V2

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I have this case:

1) the cooler sits basically next to the Ram, with perhaps a 5mm gap. You can orient it vertically though, as the case is designed to flow air up and through and out the top. Any ITX cooler is the same. they use the ITX 'keep out zone' to maximum effect. You can count the worthwhile air coolers that fit into this case without modification on the fingers of one hand.

2) The GPU is on a riser wide flex cable, which plugs into the MoBo at the top, then doubles back down, across the case, and slots into the connector of the GPU at the bottom of the case on the other side of the 'sandwich'.

Ole_Odom's Completed Build: Budget Build for Average Gamer

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Nice build, you got some great value parts there.

Ole_Odom's Completed Build: Budget Build for Average Gamer

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I have the i5-8400, and it's god-tier for the money. Mine runs a GTX 1080ti and a 3440x1440 ultrawide, and the CPU is never found wanting. It's a great value option.

NewVoid's Completed Build: HYPERCELL. Machine of the Future

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Nah, not worth the money. Any decent PSU can supply enough power to run both.

Only bother if you are trying to get your name to the top of benchmarking leaderboards.

NewVoid's Completed Build: HYPERCELL. Machine of the Future

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Some serious overclockers like to use one PSU for the Motherboard and a second for the GPU, so they have independent power supplies and a heavy load on one doesn't cause voltage droop for the other components.

manirelli's Build Guide: Enthusiast Intel Gaming Build

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Since Amazon incorrectly reports global store prices to PC Part picker excluding VAT, (20%), Duties and fees.

I've messaged PCPP about this, Amazon global store prices are NOT representative, the GPU the parametric filter selects is over £200 more landed in the UK.

OolonCaluphid's Completed Build: Living in a box

OolonCaluphid submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Because to begin with I had both (happy ebay accident). I was going to test them to see if I could live with the noise of the Asus Turbo or if my (preferred) EVGA ran at acceptable temps.

As it happened the decision was made for me because the Turbo had no output from HDMI so I returned it.

Fortgis's Completed Build: Shadow Ocelot (College budget build)

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thought so!

Fortgis's Completed Build: Shadow Ocelot (College budget build)

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Gta V on this should be rock solid 60fps on ultra settings. It is on my i5-8400 with a gtx 970, which is less powerful than this.

Tbh I'm surprised doom Is only 60fps, it should be 90-100 except in hectic situations. Perhaps he left v sync on and the monitor is 60hz?

jtb1995's Completed Build: TITAN

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

The 1060 6Gb should be able to handle VR, as the 1050Ti can. Probably not ideal though.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Magnificent Intel Gaming Guide

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

UK Specific? You have to be really careful with amazon pricing on Video cards at the moment. The parametric pricing gives you the 1080 Ti at £580 which is insanely good. Click on the amazon link however, and this is a price from overseas without duty at 20% or import fees. The card itself is actually £680.

You see this across the board with amazon pricing. The Pc part picker list s pulling prices not available to consumers from Amazons 'global store'.

There's no way you can spec a system around a 8600k and a 1080 Ti for under £1500 in the UK at the moment, and believe me I've tried.

Innovativemods's Completed Build: Project Azure

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Now do you partition the flow so that both GPU's get cool water, to me it looks like the flow would bypass the first GPU completely and just get pushed around the second. Are there proportioning valves in there?

Augamemerald's Completed Build: Super Budget HTPC

OolonCaluphid 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

I think a case would be a good idea just for safeties sake.... can you pull one out of a dumpster?

Great job though.

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